Home Rules

Last Sunday my sermon was based on the book of Galatians where Paul’s main point is that we don’t live by rules anymore. If we rely upon the law then we rob the cross of its power. We rely solely upon God’s grace. But Paul also says that this does not lead to lawlessness, but to mature Christian living.

Seems like I’ve been talking a lot about rules lately. Last week’s sermon was based on Reuben P. Job’s Three Simple Rules (see post). Job, in his book, which is an interpretation of Wesley’s Rules and Paul in Galatians point to one rule … the rule of love.

Jesus says the law and prophets are summed up in one rule: love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind; love your neighbor as yourself.

I came across a set of “Home Rules” that are based on “Love one another.”

Always be honest.

Count your blessings.

Bear each other’s burdens.

Be kind and tender hearted.

Comfort one another.

Keep your promises.

Be supportive of one another.

Be true to each other.

Look after each other.

Treat each other like you treat your friends

but most important

Love One Another, deeply from the heart.

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